INDIANAPOLIS – On February 5, 2020, just before 10:30 p.m., East District officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of Shady Oak Drive on a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located four individuals who appeared to have been shot. Officers called for the assistance of EMS who responded and pronounced all four individuals deceased at the scene.
Homicide detectives responded and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office assisted and determined the exact manner and cause of death. The MCCO released the names of the decedents once proper next-of-kin notification was made.
Today Chief Randal said, “Our officers and detectives work around the clock to hold accountable the individuals who perpetrate violence in our community, and their efforts have resulted in today’s announcement. These arrests would not have been possible without community partnership, and I am grateful for the relationships and trust we have built between our officers and our neighborhoods. I offer my sincere thanks to the women and men of the IMPD, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, the Marion County Forensic Services Agency, the Marion County Coroner’s Office, and all who worked diligently to make the quick apprehension of these suspects possible. But while the arrest of these individuals is a step forward in our community’s healing from this senseless loss, there is no victory when lives are taken from our community. My heart and prayers are with all who lost someone they loved, and I encourage all who need support in this difficult time reach out to our Victims Services team or the Peacemakers in the Office of Public Health and Safety.”
Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.